IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE 2019 EXCAVATOR SAFETY SEMINAR SERIES
To facilitate training for those that need to comply with the amendment to 16 NYCRR Part 753, which was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday, November 5, 2018, the 2019 Excavator Safety Seminars will accommodate 90% of the Certified Excavator Training requirements. The program will be altered only slightly to accommodate for the curriculum, but still suffices as essential training even if you are not impacted by the law.
The amendment to the law provides that any local government or operator that contracts for excavation, as well as their hired contractors, must ensure that the excavator has completed an approved training and education program. Dig Safely New York, Inc.’s Certified Excavator Program in Safe Digging Best Practices is an approved training course which an impacted excavator can take to comply with the amendment to the law. The legislation becomes effective Saturday, May 4, 2019, giving those that need education 180 days from when the governor signed the bill into law. For a visual display of impacted excavators, click here.
To read the entire amendment to the law, please click here.
For more information on the Dig Safely New York Certified Excavator Program in Safe Digging Best Practices, click here.
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